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Today's News

  • Two armed robberies in two nights

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    For the second time this week, investigators are searching for a man who robbed a county convenience store employee at gunpoint.

    Deputies responded just after 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, to Lucky 99, 2799 Pageland Highway, after the store owner called 911 to report an armed robbery, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

    The owner told deputies a man entered the store at 8 p.m. armed with a silver pistol and demanded money from her.

  • Council considers on-call list

    Gregory A. Summers

    gsummers@thelancasternews.com

    HEATH SPRINGS – Lancaster County’s smallest town is looking to add an after-hours/weekend answering service, but that’s to come.

    The first step of that process is coming up with an on-call contact list to get someone to respond once a problem is reported.

    At its Tuesday, Aug. 18, meeting Heath Springs Town Council unanimously voted to head in that direction.

  • Search on for city leader

    Gregory A. Summers

    gsummers@

    thelancasternews.com

    Lancaster City Council met Tuesday night, Aug. 18, to receive information about the search for a new administrator.

    During the meeting, the full council heard from the committee assigned the task of finding finalists.

    The committee includes Mayor Joe Shaw and City Council members Jackie Harris and John Howard. Howard chairs the committee.

  • Woman charged with selling counterfeit items

    Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    A sweep of the Lancaster County Flea Market on Great Falls Highway earlier this month by state and local law enforcement resulted in the arrest of a vendor for selling counterfeit items ranging from DVDs to Hello Kitty watches.

    Hai Lan Kr-Luo of Brooklyn, N.Y., is charged with one count each of illegal distribution of recordings and transporting, transferring or distributing counterfeit items valued between $10,000 and $50,000.

  • Richburg FD wants to be ready for growth

    Brian Garner

    Landmark News Service

    RICHBURG – If the members of the Richburg Fire Department want to know if growth is coming to their area, all they need to do is look down the road.

    To either side of the fire station, construction is happening – new buildings are being built and existing industries are expanding and upgrading. The fire department is taking steps to be ready for the growth in the area, said fire chief John Agee.

  • Gilreath commits to play baseball for USC Gamecocks

    John Gilreath, a high school baseball standout and former Lancaster resident, has committed to play baseball at the University of South Carolina.
    Gilreath, 15 and a sophomore at Northwestern High School in Rock Hill, gave the Gamecocks a verbal pledge last week.
    The 5-10, 160-pounder is regarded as one of the top pitchers in the state for the class of 2018.
    He is rated by Diamond Prospects, a state baseball scouting service, as the state’s No. 2 prospect for the Class of 2018.

  • SECA Crate Late Models highlight racing Saturday

    Lancaster Super Speedway is set to host six divisions of racing, headlined by the SECA Crate Late Model Division on Saturday, Aug. 22 at the half-mile oval.
    The Saturday night racing card will feature the SECA Crate Late Models, Faith Funderburke Realty Super Stock, Deal 1 Auto Sales SECA Crate Sportsman, Cauthen Motors Renegades, U.S. Bonding Vintage and M&M Garage Extreme 4.
    After the wild and exciting night last Saturday evening at LSS, anything is possible to happen this week at the track which is in its 61st season.

  • Marlins host Tigers to open playoffs

    The Carolina Marlins baseball team will open its quest for a second league championship as they host the Kelton Tigers with a pair of weekend games.
    The Marlins, the top seed in the playoffs and the National League champions, will host a 4 p.m. game Saturday, Aug. 22 and a game Sunday, Aug. 23 at 4.
    The games will be played at the Wheels of Peace field at 3671 Wheels of Peace Drive.
    Take U.S. 521 North to North Corner and turn on Wheels of Peace Drive and follow to the field.
    The Marlins, 25-7, 16-4, are the top seed for the playoffs.

  • ‘Red Man’ one of the good guys

    One of the Lancaster Golf Club’s “good guys” has played his final round. That’s a shame because Mike “Red Man” Kennington truly loved the game of golf.
    Kennington, a fixture at the LGC as a sometimes employee and avid golfer, died last week after a battle with cancer.
    During the recent club championship, which saw 14-year-old phenom Anthony “T” Sutton earn the crown, there was still talk of “Red Man.”

  • Junior golfers bidding for all-star crowns

    Standout golfers in the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf

    Association will be competing for top honors in the annual Thomas D. Todd

    all-stars golf tournament at the Patriot Golf Club in Ninety Six this weekend.

    Some 14 Lancaster chapter all-stars, ranging in age 7-18, will compete for

    titles in the age divisions Saturday, Aug. 22 and Sunday, Aug. 23.

    The Lancaster chapter all-stars represent the top two finishers in each

    age division during the regular-season tournament play for the 2015 spring